Friday, November 28, 2014

2011 Cornerstone Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

*Sample Received*

By now Thanksgiving Day has passed and many bottles have as well. For our feast one of the wines opened was the 2011 Cornerstone Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Noir a perfect pairing with turkey. Aged 14 months this wine is 100% Willamette Valley with the grapes being harvested from Yamhill-Carlton, Eola-Amity, Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountain and Ribbon Ridge.

The nose is lush with strawberries, wild violets and dark cherry. The spices of cinnamon, cloves and white pepper are soothing. Wonderful aromatics on this classic pinot.

The mouth is so good with juicy cherry and a slightly tart strawberry rubarb. Wonderful bright fruit followed by a hint of clove. The finish is elegant with soft tannins. Perfect pairing with the fresh herb poultry rub on the bird. The wine was a huge hit with this pinot lover and his guests. Well done Cornerstone!

I highly recommend on your next trip to Oregon you give Craig Camp a call and set up a tasting. Quality juice well worth the price plus they are great people!


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